GL events
Welcome to the world of events.
As an integrated Group operating in all event professions, GL events works in three major segments:
event organisation, event venue management and services for fairs, congresses and events.
© Odile Decq architect / Felice Varini – Altitude 150
GL events
Cannes Film Festival
For more than twenty years, GL events has been on the select guest list of the greatest film festival in the world, providing top-quality services for the event.
© Alexandra Fleurantin
Cannes Film Festival
Nuits Sonores
The 2016 Nuits Sonores are equipped by GL events Audiovisual.
© Laure Rousville
Nuits Sonores
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
The inauguration of the expanded and renovated Sao Paulo Expo on 26 April was attended by more than 500 economic decision-makers.
© Rodrigo Lopes/
Sao Paulo Expo inauguration
COP 21
The aim of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) was to negotiate a new universal agreement on climate change, in order to maintain global warming below 2°C. GL events supplied and assembled structures for this key event, and also provided audiovisual services, fixtures and fittings for the event spaces.
© Philippe Cler
COP 21
African Games
The Live! by GL events agency was in charge of organising the spectacular closing ceremony for the African Games.
© Myli Bourigault et Pierre Le Tulzo / Live! by GL events
African Games
Video City Paris
Organised by the producers of the Golden Moustache (M6 TV channel), the Studio Bagel (Canal+ TV channel) and Mixicom, in collaboration with Live! by GL events, Vidéo City brought together around a hundred of the most popular YouTube video creators. A genuine success!
© Philippe Cler
Video City Paris
Maison de la Mutualité
The Maison de la Mutualité was the former headquarters of the French mutual insurance federation . The venue has been managed by GL events since 2010. The Group has renovated the building to return it to its former glory. Today, the venue hosts all types of events, from business meetings and exhibitions to fashion parades.
Maison de la Mutualité
This is an event that horse-riding fans look forward to every year. Organised by GL events, Equita is the largest equestrian show in France. Each year, around 3,500 horses take part in the event which attracts over 150,000 visitors.
© PSV – Jean Morel
IMF and the World Bank
The Boards of Governors of the IMF and the World Bank met in Lima (Peru) this year to establish the main priorities and focuses for the two institutions. The production of this large-scale event was entrusted to a consortium made up of GL events and the event agency Stimulus.
© Joao Socola
IMF and the World Bank
Spacious, elegant and with impeccable finishing, Absolute Triple Deck is an exceptional structure that combines robustness and aesthetics. Providing more than 25% additional interior surface area, this new events structure takes standards in excellence to a whole new level.
© Detail Ltd
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Share repurchase programme

Summary of the information note drafted pursuant to Article L 621-8 of the French Monetary and Financial Code and regulation 98-02 modified by regulation 2000-06 (COB receipt no. 03-510 dated 3 June 2003) issued in view of the authorisation requested from Combined Annual and Extraordinary General Meeting of 20 June 2003 to initiate a share repurchase programme. This document was drafted by the issuer and incurs the responsibility of its signatories. The receipt does not imply approval of the share repurchase programme or authentication of the accounting and financial information presented.

I - Summary of the key features of the information

- "Générale Location" share listed on the Second Market of the Paris Stock Exchange - Euroclear Code 6667
- Maximum percentage of capital repurchase authorised by the General Meeting: 10%

- Maximum unit purchase price: 30 euros - Minimum unit sale price: 5 euros
- Maximum overall amount of the programme: 20 Million euros
- Objectives by order of priority:

> market operation in order to regulate the share price
> implementation of a financial and asset management policy

II - Objectives of the programme

The main objectives of the repurchase programme are, in order of priority
- to intervene in the market to regulate the stock price by buying and selling in the market depending on market conditions, or to regulate the share price by systematic counter-trend trading
- The implementation of an asset and financial management policy.

The asset and financial management policy implies, by descending order of priority:
- the delivery of shares as payment or exchange within the framework of possible external growth acquisitions;
- the allocation of shares to employees and / or officers of Générale Location and the Group as part of stock options purchase plans;
- the delivery of shares pursuant to the exercise of rights attached to securities giving the right to the allocation of company shares
- the conservation of shares repurchased or resulting from a financial transaction (merger, demerger, partial asset contribution).

The cancellation of shares is not envisaged.

III - Procedure

Générale Location would be authorised to acquire 10% of its capital, or 1,203,681 shares for a theoretical maximum amount of 36 110 430 euros.

Since Générale Location already holds 35,622 of its shares, representing 0.30% of its capital as at 31 March 2003, this would amount to acquiring at most up to 1,168,059 shares, or 9.7040% of the capital for the sum of €35,041,770. However, the repurchase programme will be limited to a total of €20,000,000.

The company intends to use the totality of the authorised programme and will not exceed, at any time, directly or indirectly, the legally authorised threshold of 10% of its capital.

Acquisitions may be made by any means, on the market or by mutual agreement, and by acquisition of blocks, in whole or in part.

This programme may only be exercised for a maximum of 18 months, or until 20 December 2004.

IV - Financial impact of the repurchase prtogramme

The company Générale Location intends to ensure the financing of repurchases using its own resources and through the use of short- or medium-term debt for additional needs that may exceed its self-financing capability. The self-financing capability from consolidated cash flow for the 2002 financial year amounted to 30.2 million euros and as at 31 December 2002 the consolidated net cash position amounted to 22.2 million euros, consolidated shareholders' equity was 93.2 million euros and consolidated debt net of cash was 55.3 million euros.

The share repurchase programme, with the exception of any results achieved from the resale of shares on the market, is not intended to diminish the number of shares in circulation by cancellation of the shares acquired. Indeed, the company does not intend to use Resolution No. 7 which gives the company the right to cancel the repurchased shares. Thus, it should not have a significant impact on the equity of the company.

The information note approved by the COB is held available free of charge to any person who so requests at the Head Office of Générale Location and can be consulted at: www.generale as well as on the SOPHIE website of the COB (

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Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration : Erick ROSTAGNAT
Telephone :  + 33 4 72 31 54 20
Fax : + 33 4 26 20 42 00
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Erick Rostagnat - Managing Director Corporate Finances and Administration:
Tel : +33(0)4 72 31 54 20


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